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Ohio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendor

The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Hocking Correctional Facility

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Member of 'swatting' ring pleads guilty in Texas

Prosecutors in Dallas say a member of a "swatting" ring that made hoax 911 calls has pleaded guilty to computer-related conspiracy and retaliation counts.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

The quiet summer campus of UCLA found itself suddenly steeped in water and chaos after a major water pipe burst and spewed some eight million gallons, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the... The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of ... (more)


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, California, Bob McDonnell, US Governors


Senators push for military aid to Ukraine

A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana when a freight train surprised them as they walked along the tracks.


Related Topix: Drugs

ABC News

Drone Carrying Contraband Crashes at SC Prison

Officials are looking for a person they say helped try to use a drone to sneak cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a maximum-security prison in South Carolina.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Lee Correctional Institution, Bishopville, SC

San Jose Mercury News

Kelsey Grammer forgives man who raped, killed his sister

Actor Kelsey Grammer on Tuesday offered his forgiveness to the man who raped and killed his sister in 1975, but he said he wants to see him remain behind bars.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Buena Vista Correctional Facility


Serial bank robber gets 20 years in federal prison

An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker has been sentenced to two decades in federal prison for robbing banks in Illinois and two other states.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, East St. Louis, IL, O'Fallon, IL

U.S., Europe hit Russia with new sanctions

The new sanctions may target large sectors of the Russian economy, such as energy and finance.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily World

Ex-Christian radio host guilty in child rape case

Former Christian radio host John Richard Balyo said Tuesday that he and a second man handcuffed a 12-year-old boy to a motel bed, sexually abused him and took nine photos during the April encounter.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Battle Creek, MI, Federal Prisons, Calhoun County, MI


House panel condemns Obama for Bergdahl prisoner swap

A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt.


Related Topix: Guantanamo Bay, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, World News, Asia, Afghanistan

The Island Packet

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Family, Kids, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Barack Obama

More maggots found in Aramark prison food

Officials have discarded more than 4,000 pounds of potatoes at Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula after maggots were found in a shipment from a food supplier.


Related Topix: Michigan, US Governors, Rick Snyder

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Man pleads guilty to killing puppy in front of his daughter

A San Francisco Bay area man accused of torturing and killing a puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter has pleaded no contest to felony animal cruelty and misdemeanor child endangerment charges.


Related Topix: State Prisons, San Mateo County, CA

Daily World

New York knows where your license plate goes

Traffic heads east on Interstate 490 near Alexander Street in Rochester. Anytime you are on the road, therea?'s a chance the license plate on your vehicle could be photographed and saved in a police database.


Related Topix: New York, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WFAA-TV Dallas

Conn. man cleared in killing seeks compensation

A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Post and Courier

North Augusta mom's arrest sparks child care debate

Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer.


Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Family, Kids


Wade Cole Dickinson, Arizona inmate, climbed basketball hoop in jailbreak, report says

A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an investigative report released Monday.


Related Topix: State Prisons, Yavapai County, AZ, Camp Verde, AZ

The Town Talk

Brown takes dig at Perry's Texas guard plan

California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Rick Perry

Man climbed atop basketball hoop in jail escape

A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart.


Related Topix: Yavapai County, AZ, State Prisons

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

In one of the biggest such cases ever, the Permanent Court for Arbitration in the Hague, Netherlands, determined Russia was not acting in good faith to collect taxes when it leveled massive claims against Yukos in 2003, even though some of the company's tax arrangements might have been questionable.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin